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Date of Inspection: 19 October 2012
Date of Publication: 15 November 2012
Inspection Report published 15 November 2012 PDF | 82.54 KB

People should be cared for in safe and accessible surroundings that support their health and welfare (outcome 10)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are in safe, accessible surroundings that promote their wellbeing.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, reviewed information sent to us by other organisations, carried out a visit on 19 October 2012 and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. We talked with people who use the service, talked with carers and / or family members, talked with staff and talked with stakeholders.

Our judgement

People who used the service, staff and visitors were protected against the risks of unsafe or unsuitable premises.

Reasons for our judgement

During our visit we looked at the environment and saw that the home was suitably designed and maintained to an adequate standard. The manager told us that there was a maintenance team on site to deal with any repairs and redecoration.

We saw that the communal areas were warm and comfortable. We also observed people enjoying activities within the home. Bedrooms contained lots of personal effects making them homely and individual in style.

However, the provider may find it useful to note that we saw a bedroom door propped open and this was a fire door. The manager stated that a self closing device would be ordered immediately. Some of the communal areas had not been vacuumed and we noticed dirty laundry left in the kitchen area of one house during the preparation of meals. Again the manager took action immediately and the laundry was removed, we were given assurances that this would be checked on a regular basis.

We saw evidence confirming that regular maintenance was carried out to ensure the building was safe and accessible.